My wife was recounting the gossip that is enthralling much of Thailand on the way to work this morning.
Some useless lump of lard from a rich family (the policeman) has been seen his wife and daughter do a runner because of the polieman's serial adultery.
He is known as 'Beck' apparently, and is very much in the mold of Chalerm and his thuggish offspring - known for drinking in the country's priciest joints etc,a real 'don't you know who I am' type character.
The wife has recorded several phone conversations with her husband, in which he threatens to have her entire family sleeping with the fish if the two don't return.
She has also recorded a conversation in a bar with Pinky the actress in which she puts it to 'Pinky' that she had been seen around several times with 'Beck', most notably in Chiang Mai.
To this Pinky replied 'So what!'
'So what!' as a phrase has now become a bit of a craze around the country - so don't be surprised if you overhear it.
I'm shocked. I'm distraught. I'm beside myself. I never thought such a thing could happen in Thailand.
The past is a foreign country: they do things differently there.
Love that nickname - 'Pinkeeeeee'.
Maybe this should be in the pub?
The gf was watching/listening to it on youtube last night. She was enthralled.
ahh gossip, the main stay of modern thai culture!
Of any modern culture, probably.
Pinky was my student as an English major during a 4 year period ending 2 years ago. She is smart, diligent, and pretty mature for a bratty Thai superstar. I would bet on her coming out ahead in this. She was fun to teach and I had her for independent study as well. All in all for 2 years I saw her at least 3 hours a week. A good student who would let you know when she was on a shoot. Would either fax, or have a driver bring her work in. Her parents were well cool also, her father Sam is a real nice guy.
So what? Think I just might call her and give her some poop. She dressed down at university. And always had to wear big black horn rim glasses to see the board. The least pretentious of all the stars I have taught.
Lots of friends and very helpful to the university. Saowika Chaiyadech, is how I have always know her.
Too long in Exile, too long not singing my song.
Too long like a rolling stone, Too long in exile
Too long in Exile, baby you just arent my friend.
Too long in Exile my friend, Baby you can never go home again.
^where you off to on holiday ao?
Its from Dorothy Parker, when asked to use 'horticulture' in a sentence 'you can lead a ho to culture, but you can't make her think', forget it, don't get so pissy ao.
So what etc.